Introducing Nebo's New Home
When we first moved to the Westside twelve years ago, the neighborhood was drastically different. Octane Coffee was the only restaurant within walking distance. It was us, a couple of legacy businesses focused on light industrial and retail, a few startup companies, and a smattering of art galleries that called the Marietta St. and Howell Mill corridor home.
As the neighborhood changed, we grew. From five employees to 25 employees to our current staff of nearly 100 incredible folks. So in the summer of 2019, when we received notice that our right to renew our office lease had been revoked by our landlord, we realized this was an opportunity for our company to find a location and a space that would provide us a home for years to come.
We’ve never been a big, shiny high-rise company. Midtown and Buckhead are great, but they lack the historic patina and flexibility we’re looking for in an office space. Our space has always been a reflection of our personality and our values. Every office we’ve ever had involved us taking an underappreciated raw space and transforming it into something unique.
Why Adair Park?
Our search for a new home started with trying to understand what our employees wanted in a new space. This research showed a few key themes: easier access to transit, more natural light, a better setup for nursing moms, additional meeting spaces (both conference rooms and informal spaces), an outdoor space to get fresh air during the day and, of course, it had to be dog-friendly.
Based on these requirements there was one space that had the potential to check all the boxes, and that was an adaptive reuse project called The MET, located in the historic neighborhood of Adair Park.
The MET was originally built in 1914 by Asa Candler, cofounder of the Coca-Cola Company. At the time of its construction, it was the largest structure under one roof in the United States with over 1 million square feet of indoor warehouse space. The building has great bones and tons of natural light.
Today, it’s an adaptive reuse community of artists, entrepreneurs and makers who are committed to creating a thriving creative culture, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.
The development’s location adjacent to the West End MARTA station allows us to provide easier access to transit for employees and clients, and the historic nature of the building and the raw space allowed us to create a layout and design that was specifically created to meet the needs of our company and employees.
Nebo has always focused on supporting the local community. From our love of ATL to our support for local non-profits and initiatives, we have always tried to bring our human-centered philosophy to life through our actions. We look forward to bring that same passion and love to the community of Adair Park. Thank you to all of our new neighbors for welcoming us to your neighborhood. We can’t wait to get to know you better and we're looking forward to the next 10 years.
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